Issue No. 09 | State of Play
The games people play can tell us a lot about who they really are. Games are how we prove things to others, and ourselves; they can act as proxies for interpersonal politics and can be used to wield power ... or take it away. At the center of this month’s issue is Darius Clark Monroe’s new documentary Black 14, which explores white pathology in the United States and one community’s vicious response to a group of college athletes’ protests for racial justice. Other stories include The Artists, a digital documentary series about early video-game designers, and tales of female billiards players, flat-track motorcycle racers, and more.
Directed by Darius Clark Monroe and executive produced by Spike Lee, this documentary short tells the story of what happened when a group of college athletes decided to protest a long-standing racial injustice.